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About iunabella

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  • Birthday 04/08/1981

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    elementary school teacher, dog mom, and self-taught crocheter...still learning!
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    crochet & gardening
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  • Favorite projects
    baby things
  • Crocheting since...
  1. I made a bunch of hats when I was pregnant. My baby wore them once or twice but I didn't save any of the information about what "size" the hats were meant for. Can I measure the flat hat to figure out the age range it is meant for? Thank you!
  2. http://slugsontherefrigerator.com/pattern-mermaid-tail/ I am having a lot of trouble with the mermaid tail. I got the waistband all ready to go. I followed Row 1 for the tail and got 9Sh just fine, however I had about 2 inches of extra waistband that didn't have a shell across the top of it. I thought maybe it was an extra length to wrap with the buttons so I kept going. On Row 2, I ended up with only 8Sh total, so then on Row 3 I had only 7Sh. I am doing the 3ch and 2 tr (which is a dc in the USA, right?). I really felt like I followed the directions. By the time I was done with row 3, I could not visualize how to repeat row 2 (for row 4) withOUT turning it. Do I work backwards? Wouldn't it turn out almost the same as turning it ? I thought I was getting good at crochet, but this is really throwing me for a loop. I would love your insight on this! ----------trouble below ----------------- Row 1: Using the larger hook 1ch, 1dc, 9Sh. Turn. (9)Sh Row 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in first dc, 8Sh, 3tr in last dc. Turn. (9)Sh Row 3: 1ch, 1dc 9Sh. Turn. (9)Sh Row 4: As Row 2. Do Not Turn. **If someone figures this out and works through it, I would love step by step pictures of how you are doing Row 2 and Row 4. Thank you!! My email address is kristinah1981@yahoo.com
  3. Here's a closer up view - it doesn't seem to link to any type of pattern though http://www.pinterest.com/pin/11962755233701616/
  4. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/d6/f0/36/d6f036e92b33015df1c7e0a197f20c6a.jpg Could someone please help me identify the two types of stitches used in this photo? Also if you could link me to a similar pattern where the brim goes to the side (or describe for me how to do it). I'm getting fairly good at crochet and think I can make up my own pattern if I'm given a couple hints Thanks in advance! Kristina
  5. http://pinterest.com/pin/151152131215110002/ My brim rolls up on this hat. I made it newborn size with a J hook and then switched to a H hook when making the brim. Not sure if I should have used a smaller hook for tighter stitches? Any ideas? Yarn used was Caron Simply Soft 100% acrylic 4 ply.
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    Pom Poms

    I made my own pom pom maker out of cardboard. I thought I tied the middle string tightly enough, but the little strings can pull out of my pom poms when they are done. Is there a way to make them more secure? Any suggestions on a better homemade pom pom maker ? Thanks again!
  7. Anyone know of a good website I can use as a reference when I want to change the type of yarn that is suggested for patterns? ie: If they suggest chunky yarn but I want to use red heart supersaver regular old yarn. Whether I need bigger or smaller hooks, adding extra stitches to equal about the same size as what is expected with the suggested yarn, etc? Thank you
  8. This pattern I found says you can "whip it up quickly" but I am finding it to be an all day project, which may turn into two days. Maybe I am a slow crocheter.. Just wondering how long people think it would take them to do the same pattern so I can try to gauge whether I am a slow poke or not. Thanks. http://carmenbeeblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/baby-cocoon-tutorial.html
  9. THANK YOU that is very helpful!
  10. Thanks for the reply. I don't know how to knit hats, only crochet. Is there a crochet stitch that would work similarly to help give a little stretch to the rim of hats?
  11. Hello, What type of stitch is used on these hats at the bottom? Maybe this is the magic step I am missing to make baby hats fit better. Whenever I download patterns, it usually just has me doing HDCs in continual rounds and then I just stop when I'm done. I'd love to learn this new stitch to improve my hats. Thanks for your help!
  12. Is Red Heart Super Saver yarn too scratchy for baby hats? Worsted weight 4. I've been making some as gifts and just thought of this...it also seems a little stiff when done, like if the size isn't exact, it won't be very forgiving. Any thoughts?
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    thanks everyone! what does "Sc2tog" mean?
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    Hi! I am making a caterpillar hat and am trying to invent my own pattern for antennae. So far, it is not successful! Can anyone provide suggestions for creating antennae? Thanks!
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